Collaborative Venture: Train Trainees to Conduct Awareness Campaigns about Prevention of Substance Abuse in Lebanese/Armenian Young People

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154053
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Presentation
Title:
Collaborative Venture: Train Trainees to Conduct Awareness Campaigns about Prevention of Substance Abuse in Lebanese/Armenian Young People
Abstract:
Collaborative Venture: Train Trainees to Conduct Awareness Campaigns about Prevention of Substance Abuse in Lebanese/Armenian Young People
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Arevian, Mary, MPH, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:American University of Beirut
Title:Clinical Associate Professor
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) abuse and addiction are serious problems among Lebanese youth. Peer education on ATOD abuse in several settings has been found to be an effective way of prevention. Aim: to utilize the collaborative model in training trainees, to prepare them for awareness campaigns about ATOD abuse and healthy alternatives for relieving stress. Design: a descriptive project initiated by the Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon (ARCL), funded by Oxfam Canadian Fund for Social Development, implemented in collaboration with stakeholders in the Armenian community and Oum El Nour organization. Participants: thirty young activists voluntarily participated in a training program. Results: The activists offered awareness sessions to a total of 5200 young people, policemen and parents. Evaluation of the project indicated that workshop objectives were met. Awareness campaigns were evaluated positively by ARCL, stakeholders, the activists and parents. In conclusion collaboration enhanced the capacity of ARCl, Oum El Nour, and the stakeholders in training young trainees to offer awareness campaigns, which in turn, could be an efficient and effective mode of health education for young people, considering the acute shortage of health manpower in countries like Lebanon. It is highly recommended to continue this collaborative relationship to support trainees to continue offering awareness campaigns. In addition, develop a mechanism of evaluating the impact of the awareness campaigns on knowledge, attitude and behaviors of adolescents and young people.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaborative Venture: Train Trainees to Conduct Awareness Campaigns about Prevention of Substance Abuse in Lebanese/Armenian Young Peopleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154053-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaborative Venture: Train Trainees to Conduct Awareness Campaigns about Prevention of Substance Abuse in Lebanese/Armenian Young People</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Arevian, Mary, MPH, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">American University of Beirut</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mb00@aub.edu.lb</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) abuse and addiction are serious problems among Lebanese youth. Peer education on ATOD abuse in several settings has been found to be an effective way of prevention. Aim: to utilize the collaborative model in training trainees, to prepare them for awareness campaigns about ATOD abuse and healthy alternatives for relieving stress. Design: a descriptive project initiated by the Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon (ARCL), funded by Oxfam Canadian Fund for Social Development, implemented in collaboration with stakeholders in the Armenian community and Oum El Nour organization. Participants: thirty young activists voluntarily participated in a training program. Results: The activists offered awareness sessions to a total of 5200 young people, policemen and parents. Evaluation of the project indicated that workshop objectives were met. Awareness campaigns were evaluated positively by ARCL, stakeholders, the activists and parents. In conclusion collaboration enhanced the capacity of ARCl, Oum El Nour, and the stakeholders in training young trainees to offer awareness campaigns, which in turn, could be an efficient and effective mode of health education for young people, considering the acute shortage of health manpower in countries like Lebanon. It is highly recommended to continue this collaborative relationship to support trainees to continue offering awareness campaigns. In addition, develop a mechanism of evaluating the impact of the awareness campaigns on knowledge, attitude and behaviors of adolescents and young people.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:42:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:42:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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